Ok who was your favorite husky rider ?????

Discussion in 'History' started by Troy F Collins, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Troy F Collins Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    alberta canada
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    wr125
    Other Motorcycles:
    GGEC 250 Honda RC51 CBR 1000rr CR125
    I have to say for me its Dick Burleson....

    8 Consecutive AMA national championships.....8 consecutive ISDE medal wins..he had motocoss wins too...was also awarded athlete of the year...


    Id say thats pretty good...
  2. Joe Chod Moderator

    Location:
    upstate NY
    Kevin Hines and Terry Cunningham. Of course got to include King Richard too. Only shame was Hines won his National Enduro Championship the year he left Husky and went with KTM. Some other legendary desert guys too, but being an east coast guy and knowing some may "lurk" here............I decided to not mention some of their names but you can read them at the AMA hall of fame!

    HOOOAH!
    Joe
  3. Norman Foley Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Trumansburg, NY... The Beautiful, Finger Lakes
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR 86 250WR 93 WXE350 03 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '85 Fantic 300 '12 HUSABERG TE250
    Mike Melton and Mark Hyde.:oldman:
  4. Troy F Collins Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    alberta canada
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    wr125
    Other Motorcycles:
    GGEC 250 Honda RC51 CBR 1000rr CR125



    I notice you guys list your favs...that correspond to the early cagiva period....or before the change over...cool stuff

    Mine was always seeing Burleson getting publicity in the magazines taking credit in the 70's husky period....but they were all on the same team at the same time at one point.. and then skidaddled....after the take over

    when I was a young lad....of course
  5. Creeper Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Ravensdale, WA.
    Torsten Hallman, Heikki Mikkola, Bengt Aberg... Malcom Smith.

    Bengt Aberg

    [IMG]

    Look close. 1969 500... twin.

    [IMG]

    Yes... I'm that old. :oldman:
  6. Norman Foley Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Trumansburg, NY... The Beautiful, Finger Lakes
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR 86 250WR 93 WXE350 03 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '85 Fantic 300 '12 HUSABERG TE250
    Being an east coast endurocentric kid.... I read about those guys (even saw Malcolm ride at '73 ISDT in Mass.), but of that period, John Penton was my favorite Husky rider.
  7. glangston Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Huntington Beach and Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 Husqvarna TE 310
    Other Motorcycles:
    2012 BETA 350 RS
    George, who else.:cool:
  8. BendEuroMoto Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Bend Oregon
  9. dukepilot Viva l'Husqvarna d'Italia!

    Location:
    Morgan Hill, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    450 SMR, TE250, CR125, SM610
    Other Motorcycles:
    Duc, Buell, Honda
    Mikkola and Aberg kicked butt in the GPs. Watching JN Roberts bomb across the desert was also very impressive.
  10. Baritone Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    N. GA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    FE501S
    Other Motorcycles:
    Several
    :thumbsup: Me too! Had the opportunity to ride in several events that he was in and I was always impressed out how effortless he made the most difficult situations seem. Great guy, too!
  11. Stapleking Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    BTW, that 500 twin also made it into a Seeley-framed, factory-sponsored GP roadracer. It is on dispaly at the HVA factory museum in Huskvarna.
  12. Troy F Collins Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    alberta canada
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    wr125
    Other Motorcycles:
    GGEC 250 Honda RC51 CBR 1000rr CR125
    "The east coast endurocentric kid".......hey Norman thats got a nice ring to it....

    I also admired Kent Howerton we was very dedicated to husky...and one could make mention of Brad Lackey who signed with Husky in 74'...
  13. rajobigguy Administrator

    Location:
    So.Cal.
    So am I, and my list looks the pretty much the same.
  14. Coffee CH Owner

    Location:
    Between homes - in ft Wayne IN
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2006 TE250, 2013 TR650 Terra - sold
    Currently my favorite rider of all time is someone that is having trouble logging into Cafe Husky. Trying my best to make that happen.
  15. tommie d Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Kansas
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Twenty one and counting
    Other Motorcycles:
    Two Honda's
    My Husqvarna Hero's are the Dynamic Desert Duo of Dan Smith and Dan Ashcroft.
  16. HuskyDude Moderator

    Location:
    BC, Canada
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    13/TR650
    Other Motorcycles:
    10/EC300, 76/TY175
    [IMG]

    That is one sweet bike. :thumbsup:
  17. Stapleking Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    I'll ping him this am. :thumbsup:
  18. Stroker Ace Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Don't forget Gunnar Lindstrom........
  19. Rusty 2 Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Ashland, KY
    Cafe Husky member jkm.
    One dynamic and multi-faceted individual.
  20. ajaxauto Husqvarna
    Pro Class


    That would also be my number 1 pick.